Do not think you even have to reposition it, connect your Feesat box and Im sure it will work. If I'm wrong I expect I will be put right very quickly
Just swapped a Humax in for my Skybox and it worked straight off - the dish is not the issue, so long as it hasn't moved and was ok for sky digital before then it'll work more likely than not without repositioning.
Yes that will be ok too.I currently have sky plus, so have a quad LNB, with two spare connections.
Would it be possible to buy a freesat box and connect at the same time as Sky. I am thinking as an alternative to multi room.
Also could I connect more than one box to the dish.
**Just read elsewhare and seems two freesat boxes are OK, but stil need confirmation on one freesat and one sky***
Straight swap, although there aren't any pvr stb's for the new freesat yet, so if you like that aspect of your sky hd box then best to wait a couple of months until they are releasedHi guys,
Been reading through the thread and have a quick question ( im sure you get this alot ) I have a skyhd box and im thinking of changing to freesat ( my sky subscribtion is shocking!!! ) is it just a case of swapping my skyhd box for a freesat box??? or will it take more work that that???
Thanks for the help..
P.S Are there any planned HD Sports channels???
If you had Sky Digital working off the dish then you don't need to move it. Just plug it in and you are off.
If the dish ahs been moved to point at the right satellite and the LNB upgraded then I don't see why not. Not sure about distribution systems to be honest.I live in a flat and unlike many of the other flats, I don't have a sky dish, but the people who built the flats had the *ahem* foresight to install a analogue satellite dish and a feed into each flat. I don't suppose I could use that for freesat could I?
I'm expecting no but I thought I'd ask...?
The distribution system is almost certainly NOT suitable for use and would need replacing as would the cables from the dish to it (or at least adding two more) and also the lnb. Multi room distribution for analogue satellite almost certainly only used a two output lnb (called a twin in those days having two fixed outputs one of each polarity) and distribution units were only capable of switching between two inputs NOT the four required now for digital signals over a far wider frequency band. I used to fit such systems for friends and neighbours on an enthusiastic amateur basis The cabling from those distribution units may be suitable BUT I would think it is now coming to the end of its useful life if they used the old internal satellite cable with aluminium foil screening. To be honest it may be wise to replace the whole system (except the dish if in good condition).I live in a flat and unlike many of the other flats, I don't have a sky dish, but the people who built the flats had the *ahem* foresight to install a analogue satellite dish and a feed into each flat. I don't suppose I could use that for freesat could I?
I'm expecting no but I thought I'd ask...?
Does the cabelling they run for Sky+ support HD signals? YesOkay, I think this has ben covered mostly by others but I want to be sure before spending the money..........
I currently have a Sky+ box and want to get one of the Freesat boxes to cover the HD channels. Can you tell me -
- Does the cabelling they run for Sky+ support HD signals?
- Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.
Thanks for all the knowledge!
Also remember you need a monthly Sky subscription (£16 minimum) for the recording feature to work on Sky+ boxes, otherwise you will need to pay Sky £10 per month for the privilege of recording the free to air channels.Does the cabelling they run for Sky+ support HD signals? Yes
Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.
With just one feed going into your Sky+ box you will only be able to record the channel you are watching that is the only downfall
The man from Delmonte, he says.... YES !!Just to clarify then...
I have Sky+ currently.
If I cancel Sky and buy a Freesat HD PVR box (when available), I will be able to use my existing Sky dish and the existing two cables that come from it and simply connect them to the Freesat HD PVR box? No moving the dish, no new cables, everything fits, just connect the existing two cables to the new box and your up and running?
E4 & More4 went free-to-air a few days ago, so you should be able to pick them up on your Sky Digibox now. Hopefully someone who is more familiar with Sky will mention how to do soso now im still using the sky digibox as just viewing the freeview channels (except E4 dont know why but i need a subscription while using digibox to view E4)
Yepso all i want to know is ...can i just go and buy the humax HD box and just plug in ,search chanels and hey presto i will have Freesat ??? with BBC HD ???